Leigh release Hopkins – despite signing new three-year deal just four months ago

Sam Hopkins has been told he will not be offered a new deal by Leigh Centurions. The prop forward, who will represent Wales at the 2017 World Cup, has been informed that he will not be given an opportunity to remain with the club next year after they suffered relegation to the Championship. He only signed a new three-year deal…

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Peter Mata’utia joins Leigh Centurions

Leigh Centurions have confirmed the signing of Newcastle Knights centre Peter Mata’utia on a three-year contract until the end of November 2020. The eldest of four brothers to play in the NRL for the Knights, the 26-year-old centre was ever present in 2017 when he made 24 NRL appearances, scoring seven tries. Mata’utia has made the decision to continue his…

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Evans and Richards to stay at Leigh, but Ryan deal off

Derek Beaumont has confirmed Rhys Evans will still become a Leigh Centurions player next season, but Ethan Ryan will not be joining the club. The Leigh owner has been putting plans in place for next season after the club lost last weekend’s Million Pound Game, which has left the club needing to renegotiate contracts with members of its existing squad.…

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Keiron Cunningham breaks his silence on his St Helens sacking

Former St Helens coach Keiron Cunningham has broken his silence on his sacking from St Helens earlier this season: and has accepted the prospect of backing up his heroics as a player for the club was never possible as coach. Cunningham was sacked by the Saints in April after a 24-year association with the club as both player and coach.…

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Higham issues Million Pound Game rallying call

Leigh Centurions captain Micky Higham has issued a rallying cry to Leigh supporters and he has asked any who have not yet bought tickets to get down to the Leigh Sports Village. Ticket sales for the crucial clash are heading for more than 7,000. “Leigh is a massive Rugby League town,” Higham told the Centurions’ website. “The passion for the…

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THE BIG INTERVIEW: TotalRL sits down with Keiron Cunningham

In this week’s big interview, TotalRL’s Aaron Bower sits down with Leigh head of rugby Keiron Cunningham to discuss his arrival at the Centurions, this Saturday’s Million Pound Game and much more. And in this Monday’s League Express, Cunningham will break his silence on his departure from St Helens. Aaron Bower (AB): Keiron, it seems weird to see you in…

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Higham keen to extend Leigh career – but only after Million Pound Game

As he prepares to lead his hometown club into battle in Saturday’s Million Pound Game, Leigh captain Micky Higham has admitted he is unsure whether he will play on in 2018 yet. Higham will return to the Leigh side for the game against Catalans, in which victory will ensure Neil Jukes’ side secure the 12th and final place in Super…

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